RMB Frontlist Fall 2015

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    Alpine Warriors Hardcover Bernadette McDonald 9781771601092 $30.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Sep 21, 2015
    Winner of the 2015 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival award for Mountaineering History After the Second World War a period of relative calm began in Josip Broz Tito’s Yugoslavia. During the next thirty years citizens could travel freely if they had the money. Most did not, but alpinists did. Through elaborate training régimes and state-supported expeditions abroad, Yugoslavian alpinists began making impressive climbs in the Himalaya as early as 1960. By the ’70s, they were ascending the 8000ers. These teams were dominated by Slovenian climbe... + Read More
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    Deep Powder and Steep Rock The Life of Mountain Guide Hans Gmoser Paperback Chic Scott 9781771601122 $25.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Sep 21, 2015
    Hans Gmoser (1932–2006) was the most influential mountaineer in Canada of the last fifty years. Through innovation, hard work, perseverance and an appetite for adventure, Gmoser evolved from penniless immigrant to mountain guide for kings, queens and prime ministers. He also played a major role in creating what is now western Canada’s dynamic mountain adventure community. Known primarily as the inventor of heli-skiing and the founder of Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH), Gmoser also garnered recognition as a talented rock climber, tireless expe... + Read More
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    Badlands Hardcover Robert Kroetsch 9781771600637 $40.00 PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 21, 2015
    Originally published in 1975, Badlands has been heralded as a comic triumph for decades. The story starts in 1916, when scientist William Dawe leads a paleontological expedition into the badlands of Alberta, obsessed with achieving world renown by discovering dinosaur fossils. Fifty years later, his daughter, Anna, enters these same badlands. In her visit to the expedition site, she exposes not only the absurdity of her father’s work but also the folly of his male ambition and attitudes. This new, beautifully packaged edition of Kroetsch’s cla... + Read More
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    Wolf Spirit A Story of Healing, Wolves and Wonder Hardcover Gudrun Pflüger 9781771601276 $28.00 NATURE Nov 23, 2015
    Shortlisted for the 2016 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival award for Mountain & Wilderness Literature. “Gudrun was a world-class athlete who is fun and vivacious. She’s passionate about a species that’s been misrepresented. And you come away feeling inspired by her courage and bravery recovering from cancer.” —David Royle, executive vice-president for programming and production, Smithsonian Channel “I really believe the encounter with the wolves in the wilderness was a powerful medication. They gave me strength.” —Gudrun Pflüger, in USA Tod... + Read More
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    Heart Waters Sources of the Bow River Hardcover Kevin Van Tighem 9781771601399 $40.00 NATURE Oct 19, 2015
    Shortlisted for the 2016 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival award for Mountain & Wilderness Literature. “We could belong here too. We could be like the bull trout, the willows, the wary horses; like the river that continuously arises from these fine green places where the waters are born. We could find our best selves in the stories of those living waters and the river that gathers them together. Ultimately, after all, we are that river.” — from Heart Waters Water does not come from the river. It comes to the river. Heart Waters takes us to... + Read More
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    Series: An RMB Manifesto The Climate Nexus Water, Food, Energy and Biodiversity in a Changing World Hardcover Dr. Jon O'Riordan 9781771601429 $16.00 NATURE Nov 23, 2015
    Secure supplies of water, food and energy are essential to human dignity and well-being around the globe. In turn, the vitality of these three depends on a thriving biodiversity supported by healthy ecosystems. The complex interdependence among these four factors is known as the Nexus. Global demand for the first three elements is increasing due to population growth and rising per capita incomes in developing countries, with steadily worsening consequences for the fourth of these elements. The four Nexus elements are also coming under increasin... + Read More
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    Storm Warning Water and Climate Security in a Changing World Paperback Robert William Sandford 9781771601450 $25.00 NATURE Dec 23, 2015
    Human beings and industrial-based society are changing the composition of our planet’s atmosphere and causing it to warm at an unnatural and oftentimes astonishingly rapid rate. Much of that warmth is being absorbed by water, which as a result is moving through the global hydrological cycle faster and in unprecedented ways. A warmer atmosphere carries more water vapour, which means that as temperatures continue to rise, storms will become more intense, last longer and cause more damage to our towns, cities and vital infrastructure. On the other... + Read More
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    The Real Thing The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan Paperback Briony Penn 9781771600705 $30.00 NATURE Oct 15, 2015
    The Real Thing is the first official biography of Ian McTaggart Cowan (1910–2010), the “father of Canadian ecology.” Authorized by his family and with the research support and participation of the University of Victoria Libraries, Briony Penn provides an unprecedented and accessible window into the story of this remarkable naturalist. From his formative years roaming the mountains around Vancouver looking for venison to his last years finishing the voluminous and authoritative Birds of British Columbia, Cowan’s life provides a unique perspectiv... + Read More
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    Nuptse and Lhotse Go to Iceland Paperback Jocey Asnong 9781771601511 $12.00 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Oct 19, 2015
    While digging in their garden, Nuptse and Lhotse uncover an ancient Viking helmet. Excited by their discovery, the two cats make their way to Iceland to find out more about the Vikings. Throughout their epic journey, the cats learn all sorts of new things related to Iceland: longboats, sweaters, horses, volcanoes, geysers, even local cuisine! Nuptse and Lhotse Go to Iceland is a colourful, illustrated story for adventurers of all ages who long to travel to faraway places. Also available in hardcover.
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    Nuptse and Lhotse Go to Iceland Hardcover Jocey Asnong 9781771601245 $18.00 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Oct 19, 2015
    While digging in their garden, Nuptse and Lhotse uncover an ancient Viking helmet. Excited by their discovery, the two cats make their way to Iceland to find out more about the Vikings. Throughout their epic journey, the cats learn all sorts of new things related to Iceland: longboats, sweaters, horses, volcanoes, geysers, even local cuisine! Nuptse and Lhotse Go to Iceland is a colourful, illustrated story for adventurers of all ages who long to travel to faraway places. Also available in paperback.
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    Through an Unknown Country The Jarvis–Hanington Winter Expedition through the Northern Rockies, 1874–1875 Paperback Mike Murtha 9781771601337 $30.00 HISTORY Oct 19, 2015
    In the winter of 1874–75, Edward Worrell Jarvis (1846–1894) and Charles Francis Hanington (1848–1930) took part in an expedition on behalf of the Canadian Pacific Survey from Quesnel, British Columbia, to Winnipeg, Manitoba. It led them over the northern Rocky Mountains through what would come to be known as Jarvis Pass (Kakwa Provincial Park, British Columbia) and eventually onto the Canadian plains. The trip took them 116 days and covered over 3000 kilometres, of which almost 1500 was travelled on snowshoes. Through an Unknown Country brings ... + Read More
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    June Mickle One Woman's Life in the Foothills and Mountains of Western Canada Paperback Kathy Calvert 9781771601481 $25.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 19, 2015
    Born in 1920, June Mickle grew up among the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with her mother and her stepfather, Tip Johnson, a renowned cowboy and horse trainer. As the only child of a single mother, June’s early years were marked by loneliness but also by remarkable family ties and an uncanny ability to live in harmony with both ranching and mountain environments. She grew into a strongly determined woman capable of meeting the challenges of being an artist, guide, outfitter, businesswoman, wife and parent, and one of the more important, even... + Read More

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